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to bring charges against him, law enforcement sources say dzhokhar tsarnaev is unable to talk after a gunshot wound to the neck. exactly when he suffered this injury is still unknown. >> this is a very complex investigation, and it's hard to say exactly how he received that injury. there was certainly a shoot-out in watertown. there were explosives thrown. so that's being looked into right now. it's hard to say exactly how it occurred. >> reporter: we're learning more about the tense moments right before tsarnaev's arrest. this aerial video shows infrared images of him hiding out on a boat in the backyard of a home in watertown. according to a law enforcement source close to the investigation, after 25 minutes of negotiations with fbi agents, tsarnaev was apprehended as he was leaving the boat. >> there were three boston police officers that initially surrounded the boat. other officers came and assisted, and we held that position until the fbi hostage rescue team could come in to place. >> reporter: in boston's copley square crews are cleaning up the crime scene. police announced a
after the arrest of the suspect, 19-year-old dzhokhar tsarnaev. now the focus is on what charges he will face and when. >> reporter: one week after two deadly bombings exploded in downtown boston killing three and injuring 183 people, the only surviving suspect remains in serious condition. as federal prosecutors prepare to bring charges against him, law enforcement sources say dzhokhar tsarnaev is unable to talk after a gunshot wound to the neck. exactly when he suffered this injury is still unknown. >> this is a complex investigation. and it's hard to say exactly how he received that injury. there was a shootout in watertown. there were explosives thrown. so that's being looked into right now. it's hard to say how it owe kurd. >> reporter: we're learning more about the tense moments right before tsarnaev's arrest. this video shows him hiding out in a boat in a backyard in watertown. after 25 minutes of negotiations with fbi agents, tsarnaev was apprehended. >> three police officers surrounded the boat, other officers came and assisted. we held that position until the fbi hostage r
of the weekend. we know that the fbi is interrogating dzhokhar tsarnaev. what are they hoping to get from him at this point? >> interrogating may be a bit of a grand word here, because it's certainly not the kind of interrogation they had planned, where they speak to someone. it's being conducted with notes and nods and because he can't speak, he's on a ventilator. so it's a very slow process. but during this period, their government is limited in terms of what they can ask him. because they're doing this public safety exception to the miranda rule. they've not advised him of his rights. so they can only ask about potential threats to public safety. were there other conspirators, other bombs out there, any reason to believe that public safety is in any way jeopardized. >> pete, one of the persons cited in terms of this idea that there may have been more violent plans on order at the hands of the brothers is this person who was hijacked by the brothers on thursday night. and the driver of a mercedes suv. we know that he's been cooperating with police. is there anything else that we know about
, 19-year-old dzhokhar tsarnaev hiding in a boat in the backyard of his gnome watertown, massachusetts, and he was covered in blood. you can see in this picture right here as he was taken away in the ambulance. >> police converged on the scene on franklin street. neighbors heard more than 30 shots less than two hours later, tsarnaev was rushed to beth israel hospital in serious condition. >> the citizens of the city of boston and this area can be confident that the threat has been removed. >> a short time later, watertown residents poured out of their homes and lined the streets to cheer police vehicles as they rolled away from the scene down at the boston common. chants of "usa" broke out. >> great to see that. people were certainly so relieved in boston. looking at this picture, he was covered in blood when they found him. he had been cowering in a boat in the backyard stored in someone's backyard and that's how suspect number two was found before being pulled in the ambulance and then transported to the hospital. well, this morning, he's being treated at beth israel hospital. it's c
that possibly dzhokhar tsarnaev is coming back to consciousness and able to communicate with investigators. it all goes back to "usa today" report citing anonymous law enforcement source but if the information hashings out it is certainly significant, the fact he is able to communicate with investigators by writing. he can't speak because as you mentioned there is a gunshot wound either to the neck or jaw or both but he is able to write according to this report and the answers providing to questions are described as substantive. what know from the information the answers he is providing indicates there is not a larger network. there is not a second wave planned or a wave people should be fearful of connected to him. again the information, the sourcing on the information just doesn't give me a whole lot of confidence, jenna. jenna: we'll take that interest consideration, mike as you've been on the ground there for the past several days. we see the flowers behind you and tell us where you are and when will the area around the blast site be reopened to the public? >> reporter: this is copley
in the bombings. dzhokhar tsarnaev is charged with a crime that could bring the death penalty. it includes using a weapons of mass destruction to kill he and his older brother tamerlan who is dead are accused of setting off two pressure cooker bombs. it shows the tsarnaev brothers walked into the street together each with an explosion in their backpack one heading toward the finish line the other toward the restaurant the site of the second explosion. killing 3 people and wounding more than 200. >> this is a matter decided by the department of justice and the attorney general. the whole national security team supports this decision. let's be clear. there is not an alternative for a u.s. citizen to be tried in a military commission. >>> jay carney referring to the fact that the younger dzhokhar tsarnaev has been mir ran died. they were chechen they move to do america 4 years ago and they are looking at what motivated them to carry out such a violent attack from i am tear gageses are the 19-year-old dzhokhar pointing out how russia informed the fbi that older brother tamerlan was a radical islamis
of a jihadist mentality. the 19-year-old, the one who is still alive, dzhokhar tsarnaev, seems to have been less, i think ideologic ideological, if you will. based on the evidence that we have. and i wonder, frank, there's this idea of mercy in american society. and the "boston herald" in today's paper writes we know he's 19 years old, we don't think he has a criminal record. there are a lot of people out there who seem to have warm, positive things to say about him. to predict he'll get a life sentence is not unreasonable. there are democrats who have said, republicans and democrats who have called for capital punishment in this case. there's a question of whether giving him a lesser sentence, if he does cooperate with authorities, given who he is and how young he is. >> the lesser sentence being life. >> life isn't much of a lesser sentence. it's a pretty satisfying punishment. you know, there's nothing that we can ever do that will, that will make us feel any better about what happened. death penalty versus life -- those are very serious, very, very serious punishments. and you know, there's
callum. the authorities were thinking they may not be able to question dzhokhar tsarnaev, suspect in case. there is reports of throat wound, they thought might be self-inflicted after his brother was killed in a shoot without with police. bill: mike tobin leads our coverage back in boston. the latest on that we can report on the investigation is what, mike? good morning there? >> reporter: the latest we can report from this investigation what lead authorities to the brother. that appears to be mountains and mountains of security video. the justice department spoke with our producer mike levine, they looked at security video. this is video not yet been released. don't get confused by what you see on the screen. you see people react to the blast. most people turn in the direction of the blast. the tsnaraev brothers do not. that set up red flags. that got law enforcement zeroing on the two brothers. bill: mike, we're trying to piece this together as best we can but what can you tell us about the reports that the fbi is questioning him today from his hospital bed? >> reporter: all of that goe
our privacy during this difficult time. the surviving boston bombing suspect dzhokhar tsarnaev is improving in a local hospital. that comes a day after a federal judge found him to be alert, mentally competent, and lucid at a bedside hearing. cnn's brooke baldwin is joining us now from beth israel deaconess medical center here in boston. brooke, what do we know about the suspect's health? >> reporter: wolf, we now know from the fbi and folks here at beth israel hospital here in boston that 19-year-old dzhokhar tsarnaev has been upgraded from serious condition now to fair condition. what does that mean? if you listen to our chief medical correspondent sanjay gupta he basically explains that means tsarnaev's vital signs have stabilized. things like heart pressure, blood pressure, and heart rate for example. we know he had an operation on saturday so a couple days out his condition has been improving which obviously is good news. that of course is predicated upon whether or not he decides to continue cooperating with investigators but also that his medical condition clearly helps
. police cornered 19-year-old dzhokhar tsarnaev in a two-hour standoff. he was hiding in a boat in the backtown of a watertown home. he had been shot, he lost a lot of blood. this morning he is in a boston area hospital. at last check he was listed in serious condition. after his capture, massachusetts governor deval patrick and authorities praised police efforts and the community's cooperation. >> it was a very, very complicated case, a very challenging case, and there are still some questions remaining to be answered. but as the colonel said, because of that extraordinary collaboration and cooperation by all of these law enforcement resources and assets and more to the point people, professionals, who brought their "a" game, we have a suspect in custody tonight. >> the community stood strong. it was a call from a resident in watertown. we asked you to remain vigilant, and you did. we got that call and we got the guy. and so we can't thank you enough. you've done everything and more than we've asked. extremely proud of law enforcement today and what we've accomplished. >> this
, the one they are still trying to find now, dzhokhar tsarnaev was born in kyrgyzstan. his family lives in russia and we're told his father was a public official there at one time. the reason we're told for this extraordinary security in the area of watertown is, of course, because they still don't know where the other of the two brothers, the second bomber is located. they think they know where he is. they believe that's the place they have surrounded and where you just saw kerry sanders reporting but there's a further concern that these two brothers may have had af coccomplices an authorities found another bomb in boston. a device in the charles gate area. they rendered it safe but they are concerned there maybe accomplices. they can't be certain of it. but there's a concern there maybe accomplices at large. you put all of those factors together, and we're told that's the reason for the extraordinary security. there's been a report that one accomplice tried to escape on a train to connecticut. that the train was stopped. we believe now that this is not the case. savannah? >> pete will
matthews picks things up right now. >>> dzhokhar tsarnaev. let's play "hardball." >>> good evening, i'm chris matthews with the latest developments in the manhunt for the boston bombing suspect. 24 hours ago, the fbi released video and photos of the two suspects as i'm speaking, authorities are carrying out a massive manhunt for one of those suspects. 19-year-old dzhokhar tsarnaev. he was born in the former soviet republic of kyrgyzstan. his family is chechnyan. he became an american citizen last year on 9/11. authorities are searching house to house in the boston suburb of watertown where he's believed to be holed up. older brother, suspect number one was killed last night in a shootout with police. nbc news reports that at that shootout, 200 rounds were exchanged. and before that happened, he and his brother killed a security officer at m.i.t. held a man captive after carjacking him. and severely wounded another police officer. the older brother, tamerlan tsarnaev, was 26. nbc news learned he spent six months last year outside of the country. authorities are still piecing together w
throughoue israel hospital dzhokhar march tsarnaev is now charged with using a weapon of mass destruction by means of explosive device. the white house says tsarnaev will not be treated as enemy combatant. >> we will prosecute this terrorist through our civilian system of justice under u.s. law. united states citizens cannot be tried in military commissions. >> the 19-year-old remains in serious but stable condition. fbi agents say he has multiple injuries including gunshot wounds to the head, neck, legs and hand and spent considerable time in surgery friday night. in response to the arraignment. attorney general eric holder said in a statement, quote: although our investigation is ongoing today's charges bring successful end for a tragic week for the city of boston and for our country. meantime tsarnaev's life has been saved, guarded, and arraigned all in the same hospital where his brother tamerlan died and where a number of victims from last monday's blast continue to recover. >> recovery from this scij solid -- psychologic solid a marathon. as you heard from my rehabilitation physici
as radical gets. >>steve: have you seen this? the dramatic video of police closing in on dzhokhar tsarnaev? they used an infrared thermal imaging camera to pinpoint his exact location and movements inside the boat. >>brian: joining us with more on this technology taken from above, anna kooiman. >> good morning. they are stunning, these images. they were taken while taking tsarnaev into custody. you can see in the video released by the massachusetts state police, the 19-year-old in the boat, that image you see there is his body highlighted to thermal imaging. police were able to monitor his every movement because of this technology. now watch this. those big black puffs, those are explosions believed to be the flash grenades police threw at him. the company that makes the thermal cameras said the equipment worked exactly how it was supposed to. >> i think it was a real win they could look through the cover and see him lying inside the technology has been around for decades, but as you can see it keeps getting better and better. flare has more than 100 cameras in law enforcement communities.
tonight that dzhokhar tsarnaev has told investigators he and his brother acted alone, they learned to build pressure cooker bombs over the internet, and were motivated by a desire to defend islam because of the wars in iraq and afghanistan. now, that early reporting may prove to be wrong. it may prove that the suspect retracts those statements later or maybe he's lying or he might be confused. but there is a small but significant cornerstone to build from that was not there before. we have left the realm of pure, complete speculation inside which would be frankly irresponsible to address questions of motives in the first place. in the case of dzhokhar tsarnaev even as we learn more about him and his life leading up to the bombing and what he is telling investigators, the question of why is intensely mysterious. if you spend some time on his twitter page as i did on the day it was first reported that he was a suspect, you'll find a teenager who mostly seems interested in stuff like weed, hip hop, girls, cars. it does not read like the twitter feed of someone who has completely devot
who has been all over this story. j dzhokhar tsarnaev will be charged in a civilian court given the debate we have been talking about this this morning. that will be happening to him? >> no question. a policy decision the obama administration has made. he was a american citizen and naturalized last september and now a federal law, the national defense authorization act of 2012 that says american citizens cannot be tried in military commission. so it's not -- this debate is not a question about where he should be tried. the republicans who say he should be treated differently, their claim is that while they understand the civilian trial will go forward, they think he should be treated for now as an enemy combatant and questioned without any question about his rights, without any issue about whether information he gives would be used in his trial, and then turn back over to civilian authorities. but, clearly, the justice department will have none of that. that's not how it's going to go. >> he's in a boston hospital under heavy guard and serious condition including a gunshot wound
. another big news day. glad you are with us, i'm jenna lee is that i'm jon scott. dzhokhar tsarnaev cannot speak much due to his injuries. after due case of what is being reported as written interrogation investigate errings are saying they now think they know what drove tsarnaev and his brother allegedly to carry out the deadly bombings. the feds say religious tpef srer and not ties to foreign terror groups appears to be the motivation. the criminal complaint against tsarnaev lace out allegations against him and his brother who died in that violent shootout with police just days after the bombings. the teenage terror suspect is now charged with using and conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction, crimes that could carry the death penalty. molly line is live for us right now in boston. molly. >> reporter: jon the affidavit from a top fbi agent gives us an inside look at just what the investigators have as far as evidence is concerned in this case. they say that they have been looking at a video tape from the scene on boylston street that shows that the two suspects involved arrived on
the road where the two boston marathon suspects, tamerlan and dzhokhar tsarnaev were engaging in this gunfight with police. we'll scroll through a couple of these pictures. keep your eyes here on the screen. the photos here show the brothers huddling behind a stolen suv at times as we reported through the hours last week, shooting at police, before this older brother tamerlan charges, runs towards these officers here, then he's seen lying in the street. the suv driven by his younger brother who we know is in fair condition at this hour at a hospital here in boston, he's in the car, accelerates toward his older brother, on the ground. >> what is the context for that? do they believe he was trying to escape, do they believe he was trying to maybe separate his brother from the officers or is there anything on this? >> i think his brother was on the ground, his brother was enga engaging, strapped with explosives and the younger brother from everything i've gleaned wants to get out of there. >> maybe because of the explosives. what does he wind up doing? >> ultimately gets out of t
purchased, about the video surveillance that led them to dzhokhar tsarnaev, and the purpose is to show the evidence that they have against this guy, and they're going to lay some, but not all, of that out in the fbi affidavit. >> mike, precisely, specifically, what is he likely to be charged with? >> reporter: well, it's going to be terrorism-relatinged charges, and that could include a charge for use of weapons of mass destruction. the ied bombs will be, can fit under that section of the federal code, and that -- that and these other charges could -- would lead to the death penalty, if convicted. doesn't mean that the federal government will seek the death penalty, but these charges could result in the death penalty. we won't know whether the justice department is seeking the death penalty from this criminal complaint charge today. that will come much later. >> let's talk about the wound to the throat we're starting to hear about. that apparently has prevented him from being able to speak. how are interrogators going to get around this? just a simple, they ask questions and he writes
to hold a hole through the boat. live party in the boat confirmed. >> dzhokhar tsarnaev the suspect is hospitalized in serious condition and under armed guard. the investigators haven't been able to question him yet. he was found hiding in the boat and taken into custody after a final change of gunfire in watertown. that's where we found mike to bin. mike? >> governor, this is the neighborhood where david spotted someone wound bleed hiding in the boat. he did what investigators urged people to do. he backed off and called 911. police recovers and canine units and federal agents were racing to the scene and the helicopter produced a thermal image of a heat signature and someone hide laying in the boat it was the 19 year old killer. he shot once and a gun battle ensued. resummoneding officers were nervous that tsarnaev might be strapped to explosives. he was taken into custody and then the officers made him lift his shirt and then he surrendered. no where was the celebration sweeter than fenway park where a song that a signature sung by the crowd and the man who sings it best. neal di
. dzhokhar tsarnaev has been charged with using a weapon of mass destruction. he was read his miranda rights from his hospital and he will have access to a lawyer. the 19-year-old has been described as cooperative during questioning. forced to write his answers or nod yes or no. he told officials he and his brother came up with the idea for the attacks on their own, finding internet resources to learn how to make bombs. he has been assigned three public defenders and could very well face the death penalty. a weekend search of dzhokhar's college dorm room turned up a black jacket, a white hat and similar to the one in the surveillance photos he was allegedly wearing. investigators also want to question tamerlan tsarnaev's wife. the couple initially met at a nightclub. she later converted to islam, dropped out of college and had a child with him. her attorney has said that she had no suspicions that her husband might be plotting an attack. hundreds of people stood in silence at copley square at 2:50 p.m. one week after the bombings. president obama marked the moment of silence from the white h
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